Mr Erik Lacko

  • Technician (Institute of Molecular Cell & Systems Biology)


Key Skills


  • Protein expression and purification
  • Protein characterization and interaction studies: Fluirescence anisotropy, protein crystallisation, Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC), Circular Dichroism, Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Spectroscopy
  • Genetic engineering of proteins. 

Molecular Biology: PCR, qPCR, RT-PCR Site-directed Mutagenesis 
Cell Culture: Maintenance of a variety of cell lines 
Immunology: ELISA, Flow Cytometry 


Research interests

I did my early academic studies in Denmark, studying Chemical and Biotechnical Science. I now am an Honours graduate of Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Edinburgh Napier University. Following a one-year placement at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), I am now developing my scientific career and my laboratory techniques. My main research areas of interest are cell biology, immunology, genetics and STEM cell research.